Interview

A SENSE OF BEING WORN

Timber windows rekindle an architect’s passion

Berlin looms powerfully in the mind of Tasmanian-born Melbourne architect Tim Hurburgh – it changed his attitude to timber, and his career.


DEVIL IN THE DETAILING

Timber durability being short-changed in Asia

Banks, insurers and fire regulations are major obstacles to more timber buildings in many parts of Asia. But a high profile Singapore-based developer says a bigger problem is “specifier naivety” about wood.


AN UNSUSTAINABLE BROTH

Too much ‘energy-intensive’ construction

Sydney architect Clinton Cole shares an interesting measure of sustainable building in this exclusive interview.


THE CRAFT CONNECTION

Responding to the past through timber

To say Perth architect Adrian Iredale becomes emotionally charged by the prospect of using timber on a project is not to overstate his passion – particularly if there are Western Australian species involved.


THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENT

Designing for extremes of heat and cold

New Zealand architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie work in one of the planet’s most beautiful resort towns, and believe there are three key things that make a building feel right.


COATS OF MANY COLOURS

Tasmania’s eye-catching rainbow boardwalk

GASP! is a very appropriate acronym and brand for an extraordinary new art park beside the Derwent River at Glenorchy in Tasmania.